Your Ultimate Backyard Bird Watching Destination

Looking for a little fun? Test your bird watching knowledge with one of our free bird identification quizzes.


Our team of zoologists, wildlife photographers, and bird watching hobbyists is dedicated to helping you learn more about the feathered friends in your backyard.

Liz Ranfeld


An independent educator and writer from Indiana. Liz likes spotting hawks, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and other wild creatures and enjoys hiking, canoeing, and gardening. Read more

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A wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in over a dozen different online and print publications. He’s on a personal quest to visit every U.S. national park and see as many wildlife species as possible. Read more

Sophie Herlihy


A successful Zookeeper and Conservationist, specializing in native New Zealand species. She loves bird watching in native forests and searching for rare frog species. Read more

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Has a degree in Zoology and environmental studies. Her work experience includes time at Columbus Zoo and working abroad in Australia where she has worked with several native and exotic species. Read more



A graduate student pursuing a degree in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. At LUB he builds models on migration and study’s why birds choose the habitats that they do? Read more



Jeff has an education in biology and environmental sciences. Jeff grew up on a farm in Virginia that was rich with wildlife. It was here he began learning and developing a passion for birds. Read more

Elizabeth Waddington


Sustainability specialist, loves everything nature-related. Elizabeth creates wildlife-wise, eco-friendly designs, and writes about the topics that inspire her! Read more

Stevie Miller


A freelance writer with over a decade of experience. Stevie had the opportunity to help the birds directly, working as a paramedic. Now she enjoys frequent time outdoors, traveling extensively to observe the birds and animals. Read more



Charlie has been passionate about birds almost since his very first foot steps outdoors. As a child, he’d read and write about birds obsessively and even began collecting data about different birds’ feeding habits at his bird table while still at elementary school. Read more


Woodpeckers, hawks, and hummingbirds – oh my! If you’re looking for more info about a specific type of bird, this is the place to be.

Birds By State

The birds that visit from state to state can vary wildly based on a number of factors. We’ll help you figure out what birds to watch for in your home state.

Birding Tips

From cleaning your bird feeders to deciding what you should (and shouldn’t) feed your backyard visitors, our experts are here to help.

Birding Gear

Discover the latest and greatest in the world of binoculars, video bird feeders, and other essentials to improve your bird watching experience.

Wingin’ It

An eclectic array of bird-related content, showcasing our feathered friends in all their diverse glory.